Cookshire-Eaton, Quebec

Cookshire-Eaton is a city in the Estrie region of Quebec. It is the seat of Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality. Sherbrooke Airport is located there.

Cookshire-Eaton
Location within Le Haut-Saint-François RCM
Cookshire-Eaton
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45.42°N 71.63°W / 45.42; -71.63[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionEstrie
RCMLe Haut-Saint-François
ConstitutedJuly 24, 2002
Government
  MayorSylvie Lapointe
  Federal ridingCompton—Stanstead
  Prov. ridingMégantic
Area
  Total298.70 km2 (115.33 sq mi)
  Land295.95 km2 (114.27 sq mi)
Population
  Total5,171
  Density17.5/km2 (45/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
3.3%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J0B 1M0
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 108
Route 210
Route 212
Route 251
Route 253
Websitewww.cookshire-eaton.qc.ca

As part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec, on July 24, 2002 the city of Cookshire, the municipality of Newport and the township of Eaton were merged to form Cookshire-Eaton;[4] prior to this, on April 25, 2001, the village of Sawyerville had merged with Eaton.[5] After a 2004 referendum, however, Newport de-merged and was reconstituted as an independent municipality as of January 1, 2006. Nevertheless, Newport and Cookshire-Eaton both remain part of the urban agglomeration of Cookshire-Eaton.

The community had a population of 5,171 in the Canada 2011 Census.

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